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How to avoiding social engineering and phishing attacks

Do not give sensitive information to others unless you are sure that they are indeed who they claim to be and that they should have access to the information. Be suspicious of unsolicited phone calls, visits, or email messages from individuals asking about employees or other internal information. If an unknown individual claims to be […]

Report suspicious online activity to the FBI

If you receive a suspicious email and suspect that it is an attempted phishing attack, report it to the FBI by submitting an official tip. Tips are meant to help the FBI with ongoing investigations, which in turn makes you safer online. Tips are not meant to report cybercrimes that were successfully carried out — […]

All about spear-phishing emails

It seems there’s no shortage of cybersecurity threats that cautious individuals need to guard against. Phishing is on the most common methods that criminals use for breaching accounts, stealing credentials and compromising data, and there’s no shortage of variations on this technique, including SMS (short message service) phishing, or smishing, and spear-phishing, a kind of […]

Look out for phishing attempts on Robinhood

If you use Robinhood for your investments, you should take your security very seriously. Hackers may try to obtain your username, password or Social Security number with phishing attempts. For reference, Robinhood Support will never do the following: Send you links within text messages. Ask you to send money through third parties. Ask for your […]

Schedule dedicated time for handling emails, and turn off notifications in Gmail

Often, phishing attacks succeed with users who would otherwise know better. Why? Because they’re trying to do too many things at once. Schedule a certain amount of time each day when you can devote your full attention to your inbox. To make this easier in Gmail, open up your Settings. Then, under the General tab, […]

Pay attention to URLs

You might already be aware that one of the tell-tale signs of a phishing ploy is a misspelled domain name or a destination where the true URL is masked by using a link shortener. Be wary of these links, but also look for “https” at the beginning of URLs through which you transmit sensitive data. […]